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that the administration is suspending $800 million in aid to pakistan's military. the goal is to pressure pakistan to fight militants more effectively and to stop elements of pakistan's military from backing the taliban in afghanistan. all of this, one more sign of the growing tensions between the u.s. a a pakistan. >>> as all of this debate over spending plays out in washington, in towns across this country, millions of americans just want to find a job. tonight, another stunning number behind the new and rising unemployment figures. it now takes an average of ten months to find a job, the longest ever. millions of americans now have only food stamps to get by, and those benefits kick in once a month at midnight. and it's created a new shopper in this country. the families heading out in darkness to get their food. here's abc's steve osunsami. >> looks like it's ready. >> reporter: we spent more than a month following leslie benson and her family. she was laid off from her job as a corporate health care administrator two years ago. her unemployment has run out. and the state gives her just $97 in
of military assistance to pakistan. now it says it's holding back more than one-third of that amount. $800 million. some of the aid is thought to be in the form of equipment and training by u.s. personnel. the rest, payments for pakistani troops deployed along the afghan border. america trains the troops that work here. but amid growing tension. pakistan expelled some u.s. military trainers recently and has threatened to close cia bases. if america's using military aid to encourage cooperation, will it work? >> assistance is given to big influence. and by doing this, washington is actually going to be left without any influence with the pakistan army and with the people of pakistan because this will be seen as a munativepunitive action which is meant to punish pakistan rather than provide an incentive for cooperation. >> reporter: here, officicls say this i inot a change in policy. that's a long-term relationship between the countries is important. remember, america needs pakistan to help fight the taliban. to do that, pakistan needs america's money. bbc news, washington. >
to stand up and do the tough things. >> let me turn to pakistan, quickly, there's an article in the "new york times" today, saying that the money is being reduced to pakistan, hundreds of billions of dollars. the president came in, saying that he would agree to bring pakistan to the table with more aid. has that policy failed and is therera change of policy now? >> it's not changed -- it's not failed, pardon me. the truth of the matter is, our relationship with pakistan has been complicated. obviously, they're an important ally on the fight of terrorism. a victim of enormous amounts of terrorism. right now they've taken steps to given us reason to pause on the aid which we're giving to the military and we're trying to work through that. it's a complicated relationship and a very difficult complicated part of the board. obviously there's still a lot of pain that the political system in pakistan is feeling by virtue of the raid that we did to get osama bin laden. something that the president felt strongly about. we have no regrets over. but the pakistani relationship is difficult, but it m
with pakistan, the administration is suspending aid to pakistan's military. relations have been rocky since u.s. navy s.e.a.l.s killed osama bin laden at his pakistani hide-out. >>> heat advisories and warnings are in effect for more than a dozen states. unbearable conditions for millions of americans. temperatures are soaring past the 100-degree mark. across the plains. heat advisories in effect from texas to the east coast. more now from abc's barbara pinto. >> reporter: the country's midsection is suffocating under a sticky, hot blanket of misery. >> smash the old record. of 106, topping off at 110. >> this afternoon, just hot and humid. >> so far, hot air. >> reporter: in oklahoma city, omaha and minneapolis, uncomfortable and dangerous. in milwaukee, organizers called off this half marathon after runners collapsed. >> some people were kind of passing out. >> reporter: this is the 12th straight day of 100-degree temperatures in oklahoma city. the 20th so far this season. wichita falls has spent 36 of the past 38 days in the tripip digits. >> plenty of fluids. keep a little shade on your h
company he will the network. the u.s. has now identified key leaders within al-qaeda in pakistan and yemen he said. >>> the world's newest nation celebrates its independence. ahead, south sudan welcomes a new future after 50 years of struggle. and the explosive end to a rihanna concert in texas. >> hi everyone. meteorologist lee. a lot of blue sky out there although there is fog near the coast. more cooling expected across the bay area the next few days. we will take a look at t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t
to documents obtained in may during that siege on the al qaeda lead years residence in pakistan. the wall street journal reports the plot was in early planning stages. u.s. intelligence authorities have long suspected al qaeda prefers to carry out terrorist attacks on dates where w.a symbolic significance. >> the fbi opened an investigation into whether rupert murdock's news corps tried to hack into phones of september 11th victims. news corps has been hit with allegation that's serl several british newspapers hacked into phones of thousands of people and bribed police and several members of congress want this investigation. >> the law says any u.s. corporation that bribes a foreign official is subject to severe penalties not only fine buzz criminal penalties. >> today murdock defended the way the company handled the crisis. and that paper is one murdock own autos the corner zone of the consumer protection bill is set to be launched in just a week. >> you foe the consumer financial protection bureau is clouded in controversy. and. >> republicans don't like this thing them think there is t
he believes the new leader of al qaeda, ayman al zazahiri, is living in the tribal areas of pakistan. and the al qaeda branch he's most worried about is in yemen, run by the american cleric, anwar al awlaki. the secretary has met with afghanistan's president, discussing plans to drawdown and hand control to local fofoes by 2014. general david petraeus, who will be movinininto panetta's former job as director of the cia, agreed with the assessment that al qaeda is on the run. and reinforced the call to keep pressure on all al qaeda leaders. >> you have to whack all the moles simultaneously. this is a network. you must pressure the terrorist network wherever it is. >> reporter: on the war in afghanistan, general petraeus made a bit of news today. he said for the first time in five years, last year, the number of insurgent attacks in afghanistan actually went down. david? >> david, thank you. >>> at the white house tonight, they are preparing for tomorrow's high-stakes meeting. president obama and leaders from both parties, their own sundayay roundtable, dealing with this looming debt c
. investigators poring over information found in bin laden's pakistan compound say he was plotting to kill the president by shooting down air force one. bin laden was also working on a diabolical scheme to mark the upcoming tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. martha raddatz has a special report coming up on "good morning america." >>> the fbi is launching its own investigation into the widening hacking scandal involving rupert murdoch. investigators are looking into whether murdoch's new york-based news corp employees tried to access cell phone messages and records of 9/11 victims and their families. murdoch is defending his company to "the wall street journal," a newspaper that he owns saying his executives made only minor mistakes. >>> insanity defense may be in the works for a new york man charged with killing an 8-year-old boy. a judge ordered the suspect to undergo a mental evaluation. levy aron has told attorneys he hears voices and has had hallucinations. jeff pegues has details. >> reporter: no matter how much they hear about the case. >> i don't know how anybody could do that.
. they will take turns fasting to demand their release. >> a fremont county pakistan has won what they consider the oscar of technology. sun company was given an award for their technology. >> if this video screen looks familiar, it could be because you saw a movie named minority report. in it, actor tom cruise could see right through the images on his monitor. >> i'm moving it like avatar, you can see it on the glass. >> the invention combines an invisible laser beam with a thin film. one layer turns red, one turns green and one turns blue. each layer made of particles so tiny visible light passes right between them. coat your windshield and it will make a future dashboard. >> the colors you are seeing are not the colors of the laser beam. the laser light is invisible the glow you see is the nano material responding to the laser light. that coating can be put on any clear material, even that is not clear. it's completely absorbed by the material. in fact it could be built right into an automobile windshield. >> general motors is testing it into show cars. disney in theme parks. a related techn
by chaz and pakistan is the cheapest. new york is the costliest american city, ranking 32 world wide follow bid los angeles and san francisco, coming in at 106th place in the world. winston, salem and portland oregon are the least expensive places in the us use san francisco just feels more expensive than $106. reporters keel with more situations down the field. this woman reporting on a wildfire when a helicopter drenched her and her crew saturday. they weren't hurt. and the crew got the fire under control. and there is one reporting tip. when you hear the chopper, look up. she's smiling bit, so not too bad. >> she had her property fire gear on. >> yes. >> and just ahead in the 4:30 afternoon hour, one of the dangerous city blocks. >> and there is a smell sickening people in one community. >> low clouds moving inland again. they'll be here for a chill. i'll have more on the forecast coming up. [ man ] did we get anything good? sweetie i think you need a little extra fiber in your diet. fiber makes me sad. oh common. i dare you to taste one hint of ber in fiber one. oh, i'd be able t
by pakistan for cooperating with americans. u.s. officials are trying to intervene on his behalf. >> health news about salt. a new study from cdc found that most at risk from too much salf intake may be those that eat too little potassium. those diets of both nutrients, researchers think potassium rich foods, bananas and broccoli and spinach may help neutralize the effects of sodium. >> a proposal that is being voted on as the governor is describing as a, quote, supremely ridiculous waste of time. >> and the cost of cutting, a proposal being considered that parents could be paying if your kids are caught cutting class. >> bart police say one thing and eyewitness say another and protestors are outraged and want some answers. i'm amy hollyfield, an explanation is coming up. [ female announcer ] they've been off limits to dieters since time began. not anymore. ♪ fiber one is bringing brownies back. at 90 calories, the only thing between you and chocolaty brownies ♪ new fiber one 90 calorie brownies. in the granola bar aisle. you can see >>> i'm amy hollyfield live in oakland where two inde
this route. i think that's clear. obviously, al qaeda is spread out to the arabian peninsula, pakistan areas, and the rest. but it's about continuing this route. many people are concerned if there's a withdrawal of u.s. troops they shouldn't be too dramatic or swift to withdraw before al qaeda and taliban are defeated. >> christiane, i appreciate your analysis. i want to remind everybody, be sure to watch christiane a little later this morning on "this week." she has an exclusive interview with white house chief of staff bill daley. bianna, over to you. >>> not too far from here at rancho mirage, california, preparations are under way for the funeral of former first lady betty ford. family and friends will gather tuesday for a celebration of life service. barbara pinto has more on the nation saying good-bye to a brave and beloved woman who touched so many lives. >> r rorter: her candor and courage touched the nation. and now we know more how betty ford's family will pay tribute. >> people in america and across the world, they are going to say good-bye and they want to pay tribute to her. and
'dership in pakistan and afghanistan have been pushed to the brink of collapse. and they're concerned about its affiliate in somalia's ability to strike within the us use probably the next, most significant terror threat may emnate from the al qaeda presence in somalia. >> abc news learned before he died, osama bin laden had been secretly urging al qaed's affiliate in somalia to target the u.s.. and many there is a civil war alongside islamic radicals, sources tell abc news 40 have trained and fought there in three years alone, including three suicide bombers. >> not al qaeda nor any facilities have come close to drawing muslim americans and westerners to jihad. >> the recruits have come from across the country. california, minnesota, illinois, missouri, new york, new jersey, virginia, alabama, and texas. >> they continue to call for strikes against the united states. as a result we cannot and will not let our guard down. >> there is disturbing evidence the group is forging an alliance with aggressive al qaeda affiliate in yemen. a senior al shabazz leader was captured on evidence with planning
. >>> and a change at the cia station in pakistan could improve relations with that country. ththtop cia official there who led the team that found osama bin laden is leaving for medical reasons. he had extremely tense reretionship and departure could help. >>> back in in country, four people were killed when two o small planes collided in alaska. one crashed and killed everyone on board and somehow the other one, the float plane managed to land safely despite significant damage. >>> and in ohio, two pilots were killed when a replica of the wright brothers biplane crashed. during a test flight. both pilots had experience which was built to modern standards. >>> and finally, forget traditional red and black cars. one buyer in michigan got a one of a kind color. or kind of a noncolor. it's transparent, 1939 pontiac ghost car, it's called, sold for $308,000. it was built with a plexiglas body and was first displayed at the 1938 world's fair. it only has 100 miles on it. 72-year-old car. >> you don't want to drive it around town. >> park it in front of your yard and let your neighbors admire it. >> i
based in pakistan. these latest bombs have been describe as relatively crude and possibly the work of local militants. whoever's behind them, they've shown that india's largest city is still vulnerable. caroline hawley, bbc news. >>> the president and congressional negotiators return to the debt negotiations table today after yesterday's meeting ended in confrontation. those in the meeting said that president obama announced enough is enough, we have to be willing to compromise, before walking out of the room. the moody's rating service is threatening to downgrade the nation's credit rating because of this crisis. >> both sides really locking horns. >>> new light is being shed on the problem of american kids and obesity. and two harvard doctors are weighing in. >> what they're saying about overweight children has just about everybody taking sides on this. abc's lana zach explains the controversy. >> reporter: thanks, peggy and daniel. it's really a radical idea and it's intended to get people talking about childhood obesity. in "the journal of the american medical association," two
. neither al qaeda in afghanistan nor pakistan now pose as grave a threat to america as their affiliate in somalia, that according to u.s. counterterrorism officials. the group known as al shabaab has even been successful in recruiting westerners. >> al shabaab is recruiting inside american mosques in somali communities like minneapolis and san diego according to the justice department. >> reporter: congressman peter king, chairman of the commtee on homeland security, held a hearing on the increasing threat. >> the terrorist training camps run by al shabaab teach their participants how to kill people and so the ability of one of those individuals to return to the united states and to put into practice that training is a threat. >> reporter: abc news has learned that before he died osama bin laden was secretly urging al shabaab to target the u.s. at least 40 somali-americans have trained and fought in a civil war in their homeland in the last three years, including three suicide bombers. as many as two dozen remain unaccounted for. >> probably the next, most significant terrorist threat
to pakistan. the obama administration says that the decision will stand until both countries can mend their rocky relationship. some experts say that the move is unlikely to pressuree the country to cooperate anymore. >>> more troubling news about the jobss market following friday's disappointing numbers. a new survey 64 .of businesses are not planning to hire in the next year. small businesses employ about half of nation's private s stor workers. >>> first day to reserve tickets for the 9/11 memorial in new york. it opens to the public september 12th. tickets are free and you can learn more about them at 911memorial.com. >>> and an ohio man is being called a hero this morning and rightly so after saving his own son's life. abc's matt gutman has details of the father who did not hesitate to put himself in harm's way. >> reporter: 3-year-old dylan mccoy turned deadly serious on saturday. he was jumping on a rotting piece of plywood, the wood gave way and dylan plunged 40 feet. hearing terrifying screams, they lowered a ladder into the wellll but it wasn't long e
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